Is it New Bike Time? Always! 09/01/19- Some of the very best riding days come in September, October and even early November. Still rain-free, lighter traffic on the roads, and maybe a bit more "me time" if you've got kids who are now back in school.
Got a bike that needs repairs? We're very close to "There is no room at the Inn." On 9/3/19, our backlog went to 14 days and threatens to become longer. Having several stores recently go out of business has put an extreme burden on the remaining shops doing high-quality repair work. We are doing what we can but the situation is unlikely to change until the weather becomes less nice. We will still perform our 30 day checks on new bikes on an overnight basis though, without need for an appointment. Flat tires might not be able to be done while you wait. If you purchased your bike from us, remember that you can bring it in anytime, without calling ahead, for minor on-the-spot adjustments of brakes, gears and wheels (at no charge; this is included with any bike purchased from us).
Shock servicing: Presently we send forks & rear shocks out for servicing; it generally takes 2-3 weeks and runs about $260 for a fork rebuild, slightly less for most rear shocks. We don't recommend servicing any shock over 8 years old.
Hydraulic brake servicing: We no longer bleed or repair hydraulic brake systems more than 7 years old. The results are generally unacceptable and the cost of a replacement brake, which includes pads, isn't that much higher.
It's E-Bike time at Chain Reaction! E-Bikes are the latest thing; find out why! Commute to the office without needing a shower, bring home the groceries (even if you live on top of a hill!) or keep up with your obsessive-cyclist partner. Prices start at just $1299 (Oyama folding E-bike) up to the incredible Trek Super Commuter 8 at $5199. They're not a secret anymore; everyone seems to have one. Find out why!
Disc Brakes for Road Bikes- Making the right choice
Disc brakes are the latest thing for road bikes. But are they the right choice for you? We discuss the trade-offs including benefits, cost, added weight and maintenance requirements.